Childre Nissan Compares 2020 Nissan Rogue VS 2020 Hyundai Santa Near Warner Robins, GA

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2020 Nissan Rogue

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2020 Hyundai Santa

Safety Comparison

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Both the Rogue and the Santa Fe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive and around view monitors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Hyundai Santa Fe:

Rogue

Santa Fe

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

179

Spine Acceleration

51 G’s

54 G’s

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty Comparison

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There are over 29 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

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As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Rogue is faster than the Santa Fe 2.0T:

Rogue

Santa Fe

Zero to 60 MPH

9.1 sec

9.6 sec

Quarter Mile

17 sec

17.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

82.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Rogue gets better fuel mileage than the Santa Fe:

MPG

Rogue

FWD

2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

26 city/33 hwy

AWD

2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

25 city/32 hwy

Santa Fe

FWD

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

22 city/29 hwy

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

20 city/27 hwy

AWD

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

21 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

20 city/26 hwy

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The Rogue’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Santa Fe are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops much shorter than the Santa Fe:

Rogue

Santa Fe

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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The Rogue has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Rogue can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The Rogue has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

The Rogue SV AWD handles at .81 G’s, while the Santa Fe AWD pulls only .76 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Rogue SV AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Santa Fe (28 seconds @ .59 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

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The Rogue is 3.3 inches shorter than the Santa Fe, making the Rogue easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Rogue has standard flush composite headlights. The Santa Fe has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The Rogue has a much larger cargo volume than the Santa Fe with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 35.9 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Rogue’s headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the Santa Fe’s headlights are rated “Marginal” to .”

Economic Advantages Comparison

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Santa Fe because typical repairs cost less on the Rogue than the Santa Fe, including $3 less for a muffler, $1 less for front brake pads and $83 less for front struts.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $225 to $5574 less than for the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Recommendations Comparison

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Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Santa Fe, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Hyundai Santa Fe by almost four to one during 2018.

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